Clare Payn

Senior Global ESG & Diversity Manager

Clare Payn
Clare is responsible for the team’s stewardship activities for the technology, media and utilities sectors. She communicates with companies, investors and other market participants on various ESG issues, with a specific focus on diversity and other social issues, and she chaired the UK’s 30% Club Investor Group for three years. Clare sits on several internal and external committees focused on diversity and inclusion. With over 20 years’ ESG experience, you could consider ESG to be her life, but Clare is also a committed runner and has a passion for fashion.

Other articles by Clare Payn

How racial equity audits can tackle corporate inequality
ESG and long-term themes

How racial equity audits can tackle corporate inequality

We believe there's a clear business case for racial equity audits, which can help companies...
By Clare PaynEmma Cameron
04 May 2023
4 min read
Ethnic diversity on boards: results and reflections on our campaign so far
ESG and long-term themes

Ethnic diversity on boards: results and reflections on our campaign so far

18 months ago, we launched our campaign to engage companies that lack ethnic diversity on their...
By Clare PaynJohn Hoeppner
17 Mar 2022
5 min read
Companies, collaboration & COVID-19: Championing saver views
Clare Payn
ESG and long-term themes

Companies, collaboration & COVID-19: Championing saver views

The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic have stretched far beyond a healthcare crisis – and...
By Clare Payn
30 Jun 2021
3 min read
Engagement: big tech, human rights, and extreme content
Clare Payn
ESG and long-term themes

Engagement: big tech, human rights, and extreme content

As the technology sector has grown in importance and value throughout the pandemic, we have...
By Clare Payn
30 Mar 2021
3 min read
Time for joint CEO/chairs to do the split
Clare Payn
ESG and long-term themes

Time for joint CEO/chairs to do the split

We will now be voting against the re-election of those who hold both the CEO and board chair role...
By Clare Payn
05 Feb 2020
4 min read
Debunking eight persistent myths about corporate diversity
Clare Payn
ESG and long-term themes

Debunking eight persistent myths about corporate diversity

We’ve met with hundreds of company boards about improving their levels of gender diversity. The...
By Clare Payn
26 Jun 2019
4 min read
The expected winners of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
ESG and long-term themes

The expected winners of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup has garnered much attention. But can we use economic factors to...
By Fadi ZaherClare PaynWei Yang
19 Jun 2019
4 min read

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